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Old 06-12-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default [News] Humane Society rescues dogs from local FL. pet shop

I have been waiting for this. This place is where my Ralphie and Agnes came from. I bought Ralph here before I knew any better. He was very sick with several parasites (Giardia and coccidia to name a few) and kennel cough. I paid WAY too much money for him (even though to me he is worth a million times that). I fought hard to get some of my money back after I found out that they were well known for buying from puppy mills and had a class action lawsuit against them. They kept changing their name so I didn't know who they were until after I bought. They claim to be a group of "small breeders". Anyway, since Ralphie was so sick, they offered me a free puppy of my choice. I didn't want another one of their puppies but I saw my Agnes and fell in love. I viewed it as a rescue since I wasn't paying for her.

Well, they finally got shut down...here is the story: ( I will keep you updated once the pups are ready for adoption if anyone is interested).
Humane Society rescues dogs from local pet shop - Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Channel 7 News Fox WSVN-TV
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:59 AM   #2
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They used to be named Wizard of Claws. I am sure many of you are familiar with them.
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I wish they would shut them all down. In Alaska there are NO pet stores that sell animals. The only way you can get an animal at a pet store there is to adopt one that the shelter brings on weekends. Should be that way everywhere I think.
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I am glad to here that your wish came true. Won't go into stores that sell animals. My favorite supply store started selling doggies and I quit going. Was hard to find another but I finally did 50 miles from home. So far so good.
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about time....i see you are from ft lauderdale...i am down here right now...and will be here 3 weeks...are they any yorkie meetups?
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I first looked at a pet store, but heard alot of horror stories. I didn't feel good about it so I found my breeder.
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I was totally uneducated when I got Ralphie. I look back now and can't believe I was so naive. I am happy that they are shut down, one less shop buying from puppy mills. They have a history of popping back up though so I am sure that they will start up again with a new name...pretty disgusting . I thank God for my babies though, even though I would obviously do it different now that I know better. They really were a little gift from God.
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about time....i see you are from ft lauderdale...i am down here right now...and will be here 3 weeks...are they any yorkie meetups?

Hey, welcome to South, FL. You got here in time for sunny weather, it's been pretty rainy lately. I do not know of any meetups but we could definitely get together with our little ones
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So glad to here this place has been shut down! I have heard there horrid name and stories about that place since joining YT! So sad how many sick animals have been sold.

When is the country going to do something about these pet stores and the puppy mills? I feel like all the legislation never goes anywhere - I've been to protest, complain etc -

This story is at least good news
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So glad to here this place has been shut down! I have heard there horrid name and stories about that place since joining YT! So sad how many sick animals have been sold.

When is the country going to do something about these pet stores and the puppy mills? I feel like all the legislation never goes anywhere - I've been to protest, complain etc -

This story is at least good news
I know how you feel. It is amazing how much people do not even know about this though. I am proof of that. After becoming educated on all this through purchasing Ralphie and the ordeal that I went through with him being sick, I felt helpless. As much as I hoped, I really didn't think that they would ever be shut down. At least we have this victory. Many more to go, and it still doesn't stop the source (the puppy mills that they bought from), but at least it is a step. A big one as far as I'm concerned.
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Hi there. Good to read that there is ONE less puppy mill
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I am glad to hear they are shut down. I purchased my Jewel (JewJew) from there and although she was never real sick I knew by things like the way she eats (or gobbles) that she had come from a puppy mill. When I registered her I found she was born in St. James, MO. But she is my momma dog and quite the sweetheart. Wouldn't trade her for anything.
Has anyone heard anymore on the mill shut down in Seffner on Thurs?
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All of the puppies were adopted on Saturday
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Thanks for the update. My daughter was wanting to adopt one of the dogs from there, but I knew that it wouldn't take long for them to be adopted.
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Thanks for the update. My daughter was wanting to adopt one of the dogs from there, but I knew that it wouldn't take long for them to be adopted.
You're welcome I knew it wouldn't take long either, and trust me I was tempted to try and adopt one but my BF would probably leave me, ha ha (jk).

Glad to hear that your baby was never sick, Agnes has been healthy from day one (fingers crossed). I think that I found their new site, I will look for it again and post it.
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